Raíces: The History of Raza at UNT Symposium

Raíces: The History of Raza at UNT Symposium

Date: April 9, 2015
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries
Description: This is the official website for the Raíces (Roots): The History of Raza at UNT Symposium, held at UNT on September 21, 2012. Raíces explored the beginnings of Chicano/a, Latino/a student leadership and activism at North Texas and its evolution over the decades. It includes information about the symposium's schedule and presenters.
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Student Research and Open Access

Student Research and Open Access

Date: October 25, 2012
Creator: Lawrence, Samantha
Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out as part of International Open Access Week at the University of North Texas (UNT). This panel discusses student research and open access.
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Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Rogers, Kasey & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: Presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing connections between mathematics research and practices used in classrooms.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners

Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners

Date: 2012
Creator: Rodriguez, Cynthia; Araujo, Juan; Narayan, Ratna; Shappeck, Marco & Moss, Glenda
Description: This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.
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African American Parental Involvement

African American Parental Involvement

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Brookshire, Nikki & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Make a Move: Creating a Culturally Aware Community of Masters and Scholars

Make a Move: Creating a Culturally Aware Community of Masters and Scholars

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Montejano, Sara N. & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper explores the experience of 30 university students in their final year of the teacher education program.
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Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions

Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Carlson, Elizabeth & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses research on incorporating Response to Intervention (RTI) and the mastery model into tutoring sessions.
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Accreditation Facilitation Projects:  Supporting High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care

Accreditation Facilitation Projects: Supporting High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care

Date: May 2013
Creator: Reinke, Stephanie L.
Description: High-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) are linked to positive developmental outcomes for children. Systems have been created to define, measure and promote high-quality ECEC. National accreditation status is deemed the gold standard of a high-quality program, yet many centers are unable to achieve this without assistance. With the help of Accreditation Facilitation Projects (AFPs), many low-income centers are able to achieve accreditation. Centers collaborating with an AFP reap many benefits including financial support, ongoing training and mentoring, and guidance through the accreditation process. AFPs invest greatly in the centers they collaborate with and the longer the center takes to achieve accreditation, the more resources an AFP must expend. The purposes of this study were to understand if the educational level of center director, the total enrollment of a center, or the percentage of children receiving government subsidies could predict the time it takes for a center to complete the accreditation process while receiving assistance from an AFP, and to determine if there are differences in attitudes about program accreditation between center directors and early learning specialists who serve as accreditation mentors to the directors. Findings revealed that a) the higher educational level of program directors is associated with ...
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Differences in Experiences and Outcomes of Transfer and Native Students in an Elementary Education Program: an Exploratory Study

Differences in Experiences and Outcomes of Transfer and Native Students in an Elementary Education Program: an Exploratory Study

Date: August 2012
Creator: Tucker, Tami L.
Description: This research targeted elementary education graduates of a large Southwestern university who were transfer students, and compared them to native students on selected variables. These variables included retention in teaching, and perception of supports and obstacles at the university. The sample consisted of 143 respondents: 73 native and 70 transfer students. Data were collected through submission of online surveys and through postal mail. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were used to answer the research questions. Astin’s input-environment-outcome model provided the conceptual and theoretical framework for this study. Native and transfer students considered student teaching to be the “most helpful” course or service during their time at the university, yet both felt they lacked elements of preparation for teaching in the real world. Transfer students reported the following as supports during their transition from community college to university: academic advising, finances, support network, and the university. They reported these obstacles: university bureaucracy, credit transfer, expenses, and adapting to campus. There was no significant difference between the two groups’ intentions to remain in teaching (p = .249), and a statistically non-significant higher percentage of transfer students than native students reported to be teaching at the time of survey completion (p = .614). The ...
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Effects of a Brain Improvement Program on Students' Reading Achievement

Effects of a Brain Improvement Program on Students' Reading Achievement

Date: May 2013
Creator: Sánchez, Edelmira
Description: How to close the reading achievement gap among K-12 students is an ongoing emphasis for educators in the 21st century. The purpose of the study was to determine if using kinesthetic movements from the Brain Gym® program improved the reading achievement of Grade 3 Hispanic and African American students. Students from four elementary schools participated in the study. The students in the control and experimental groups completed a 2004 release TAKS third grade reading assessment for the pretest and posttest. Students in the experimental group completed five selected kinesthetic movements from the Brain Gym® program five minutes at the beginning of each Monday through Friday school day. The intervention lasted 30 days and a total of 150 minutes. Data were analyzed using a 2 x 2 mixed between-within subjects analysis of variance. Findings revealed that performing the five kinesthetic movements from the Brain Gym® program did not increase students' reading achievement scores. Only the variable of time between pretest and posttest affected students' reading scores. The results from this study did not support the findings of other studies of the effectiveness of kinesthetic movements.
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The Effect of the Professional Development School Experience on a Pre-Service Teacher's Confidence in the Classroom

The Effect of the Professional Development School Experience on a Pre-Service Teacher's Confidence in the Classroom

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Jamadar, Anita & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting a change in confidence.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students

Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Walker, Wynona & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. This is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Hughes, Kiley & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses research on the effects of tutoring with concrete manipulatives and real life concepts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses an analysis of action research projects completed in the UNT/Denton Independent School District (ISD). Action research is the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
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The Effects of a Kindergarten-First Grade Looping Program on Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem

The Effects of a Kindergarten-First Grade Looping Program on Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem

Date: December 2002
Creator: Murphy, Doris Jo
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if academic achievement and academic self-esteem can be linked to the non-traditional organizational pattern of looping in kindergarten and first grade classes. Looping is defined as one teacher remaining with the same students for two or more years. Using a control group-experimental group design where the experimental group participated in the looping program and the control group did not, and applying the statistical procedure of multivariate analysis of variance (MANAVO), it was found that there was no significant difference between the subjects in the two groups on the criterion variable of academic achievement as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, and the criterion variable of academic self-esteem as measured by the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory, Second Edition. It was concluded that further study would need to be done to determine if there are advantages to an organizational pattern of looping for students in public elementary schools.
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Catalog of the University of North Texas, 2001-2002, Undergraduate

Catalog of the University of North Texas, 2001-2002, Undergraduate

Date: July 2001
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The UNT Undergraduate Bulletin includes information about class offerings as well as general information about the university (academic calendar, admissions and degree requirements, financial information, etc.) about research, and about the colleges and schools on campus. Index starts on page 491.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Catalog of the University of North Texas, 2002-2003, Undergraduate

Catalog of the University of North Texas, 2002-2003, Undergraduate

Date: July 2002
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The UNT Undergraduate Bulletin includes information about class offerings as well as general information about the university (academic calendar, admissions and degree requirements, financial information, etc.) about research, and about the colleges and schools on campus. Index starts on page 507.
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Catalog of the University of North Texas, 1994-1995, Undergraduate

Catalog of the University of North Texas, 1994-1995, Undergraduate

Date: June 1994
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The UNT Undergraduate Bulletin includes information about class offerings as well as general information about the university (academic calendar, admissions and degree requirements, financial information, etc.) about research, and about the colleges and schools on campus. Index starts on page 293.
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Networking of North and West Texas Superintendents

Networking of North and West Texas Superintendents

Date: May 2010
Creator: Barber, Glenn E.
Description: This study examined the professional networking of North and West Texas public school superintendents. It looked at how these superintendents professionally network, use professional organizations in networking, and how they extend opportunities beyond the organizations to gain knowledge and information about their demanding and stressful responsibilities. Lastly, it looked at superintendents in the field on whom others rely for knowledge and understanding. Surveys were mailed out to 443 North and West Texas public schools. Only the superintendents from those districts were asked to complete the survey. This limitation was desired to restrict the population to only the superintendents of schools, thus focusing the study on the professional networking of only superintendents. Three hundred sixty (360) superintendents responded to the survey, a return rate of 81.3%. This research concluded that superintendents professionally network by communicating through monthly meetings, organizational conferences or meetings, or email. Their networks are facilitated through communication, contacts, location, longevity, and organizational associations. These organizations provide the superintendent's primary network contact. The number of contacts in a network is usually a small group of 5 to 9 professionals who are known from longevity in the profession, prior educational positions, similar district size, being located in or near a ...
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Effects of Background Music on Preschoolers' Attention.

Effects of Background Music on Preschoolers' Attention.

Date: December 2009
Creator: Dartt, Kevin Maurine
Description: Background music is often used in preschool classrooms with the belief that music makes children smarter and increases attention. The purpose of this study was to determine if background music increased children's focused attention during play activities. Focused attention occurs when children maintain attention to a task regardless of distractions. This quasiexperimental study investigated background music and play in a laboratory setting. I videotaped individual children during play with math manipulatives in a pretest-posttest research design with background music used as the treatment. Forty-three 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds played for 15 minutes. The first 5 minutes of play had no music (pretest), the second 5-minute play episode had background music (treatment), and the final 5-minute play episode had no background music (posttest). Data were analyzed using one-way repeated measures analysis of variance. Findings revealed that the subjects paid less attention to the play task with background music than they did during the pretest, with no music. Another key finding was that children with more musical experiences at home, as reported by the Child's Home Musical Experience Survey (CHIMES), exhibited longer periods of focused attention with background music. This study confirmed previous research that 3-year-old children have shorter focused attention than ...
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Children with Autism in Taiwan and the United States: Parental Stress, Parent-child Relationships, and the Reliability of a Child Development Inventory

Children with Autism in Taiwan and the United States: Parental Stress, Parent-child Relationships, and the Reliability of a Child Development Inventory

Date: May 2012
Creator: Ma, Phoenix S.
Description: Autism is one of the fastest growing childhood disorders in the world, and the families that have children with autism experience frustration and stress due to many practical problems. with the increase in the prevalence of autism, it is urgent to raise awareness of autism and to provide services and support for children with autism and their parents to improve the parent-child relationship and moderate the parental stress. with regard to families with children diagnosed as autistic, the purposes of this study are to: (a) examine the group differences in parental stress and parent-child relationship between Taiwan and the United States based on racial and cultural differences; (b) identify factors, if any, that influence the parental stress and parent-children relationship; (c) investigate if there are differences in the results of child development when children are diagnosed with autism in these two countries; (d) establish the Battelle Development Inventory-II in Mandarin Chinese version for use of evaluation with development delays in Taiwan. Findings revealed that: (a) the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II), is highly reliable with a great value of internal consistency in the use with parents and children with autism in Taiwan; (b) there is no significant difference in ...
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Transfer From a UTeach Replication Site to the Classroom: A Study of First and Second Year Instructional Practices

Transfer From a UTeach Replication Site to the Classroom: A Study of First and Second Year Instructional Practices

Date: May 2015
Creator: Fields, Melanie
Description: Concerns based adoption model (CBAM) instruments were used to examine instructional practices of six graduates from a highly stylized, inquiry-based secondary math and science preparation program. Teachers were in the first or second years of teaching mathematics in six different secondary settings, ranging from poverty to wealthy schools. CBAM assumptions were tested. The primary assumption about concerns was that new teachers’ highest concerns would be within the self and task dimensions. According to Hall and Hord, it was assumed that the levels of use are typically in the orientation and preparation stages as a new teacher begins to implement an innovation, in the case of this study, inquiry-based instruction. All three instruments of the CBAM model were used for data collection and included: the Survey of Concerns Questionnaire, Innovation Components Configuration Map, and Levels of Use matrix. Teachers were observed, interviewed, and surveyed, three times each, across a five-month period. The findings from this study showed that the teachers had similar concerns and levels of use, which supported the assumptions outlined by the CBAM principles. Across the six teachers, the self and task concerns were high, aligning with the assumptions. However, unrelated and impact dimensions were noted, in opposition to ...
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Catalog of the University of North Texas, 1999-2000, Undergraduate

Catalog of the University of North Texas, 1999-2000, Undergraduate

Date: July 1999
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The UNT Undergraduate Bulletin includes information about class offerings as well as general information about the university (academic calendar, admissions and degree requirements, financial information, etc.) about research, and about the colleges and schools on campus. Index starts on page 478.
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